The Bombing of Dublin by the Luftwaffe – 31 May 1941

Posted on May 30th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 31 May 1941, Nazi planes dropped bombs on Dublin, with the loss of 28 lives.

As the Republic of Ireland was neutral during World War Two, this was a major diplomatic incident – interestingly, this happened on more than one occasion.

Since the bombing of Eire by Nazi Germany appears to be a rather obscure area of WWII history, we thought we’d post some newspaper articles that reported on the story just days after this bombing raid took place.

historical newspaper story about the nazi bombing of dublin in 1941

Cornishman – Thursday 05 June 1941

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000331/19410605/094/0008

historical newspaper story about the nazi bombing of dublin in 1941

Cornishman – Thursday 05 June 1941

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000331/19410605/056/0006

historical newspaper story about the nazi bombing of dublin in 1941

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 19 June 1941

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19410619/032/0004

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